Here's a closer look at the Baltimore Catholic League's inaugural Hall of Fame class of 2011:
Larry Harrison, Towson Catholic '75, center: Considered the first 'true' big man in the BCL, earning All-BCL tournament honors in 1974. Went on to play college ball at Wake Forest from 1975-79 and blocked nine shots in a game. He's also tied for 21st all-time at Wake with 631 career rebounds. Honored posthumously.
Ron Holthaus, Archbishop Curley '75, guard: All-BCL pick as a senior after averaging 18.2 points. He held the single-game scoring record (33 points) that stood for 34 years. Also holds the record for steals in a game (nine) and season (77). Went on to play college ball at Essex Community College and UMBC.
Pete Budko, Loyola '77, center: Helped lead the Dons to three consecutive BCL tournament titles from 1975-77, earning first-team All-BCL honors in each season. The McDonald's All-American went on to play at North Carolina (1977-81) before playing professionally in Europe.
Tony Guy, Loyola '78, guard: McDonald's All-American is the Dons' all-time leading scorer with 1,499 points. He played a major role in the Dons' three straight BCL tournament titles (1976-78) before starting four years at Kansas.
Quintin Dailey, Cardinal Gibbons '79, guard: Scored 2,844 points in three seasons, leading Gibbons to two BCL regular-season titles. McDonald's All-American became the University of San Francisco's all-time leading scorer (1,841 points) and played 10 seasons in the NBA, averaging 14. 1 points per game. Died last November due to hypertensive cardiovascular disease at the age of 49.
Paul Edwards, Calvert Hall '82, forward: All-BCL Tournament selection in 1980 and also took first-team All-Alhambra Catholic Invitational Tournament honors in 1982. Part of three BCL title teams (1980-82), Edwards went on to a standout career at Mount St. Mary's and is the program's all-time leader with 316 steals.
Marc Wilson, Calvert Hall '82, guard: Three-time All-BCL selection helped the Cardinals capture three straight BCL championships and was part of the 34-0 team that was named mythical national champions in his senior year. Played four years at Minnesota and still ranks in the Top 10 in scoring, among other categories.
Duane Ferrell, Calvert Hall '84, center: McDonald's All-American was a three-time All-BCL selection, including MVP honors in 1984, before having a stellar college career at Georgia Tech. Went on to play 11 seasons in the NBA, totaling 3,704 points, 1,132 rebounds and 509 assists.
Rodney Monroe, St. Maria Goretti '87, guard: A three-time BCL Tournament MVP in leading Goretti to three straight tournament crowns. In four-year career at North Carolina State, became the program's all-time leading scorer (2,551 points) and was named Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year in 1991. Spent one season with the Atlanta Hawks before playing professionally overseas.
Devin Gray, St. Frances '91, forward: Instrumental in bringing St. Frances to basketball prominence, named BCL Tournament MVP in leading the Panthers to their first title in 1990. Played for Clemson from 1992-95 and had brief NBA stints with Houston, Sacramento and San Antonio.
Steve Wojciechowski, Cardinal Gibbons '94, guard: Three-year starter led Gibbons to the BCL Tournament title in 1994, earning MVP honors. McDonald's All-American played four years at Duke and was named National Defensive Player of the Year in 1998. Currently associate head coach at Duke under Mike Krzyzewski.
Mark Karcher, St. Frances '97, forward: Led St. Frances to three consecutive BCL titles and was named tournament MVP in each season. Enjoyed a standout three-year career at Temple before being drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers following his junior year. Went on to play professionally in France and is now current coach at St. Frances, where he led the Panthers to the BCL regular-season and tournament titles in 2009, his first as coach.
Rudy Gay, Archbishop Spalding '04, forward: Two-time All-BCL selection who went on to play three seasons at Connecticut, earning All-Big East honors. Selected eighth in the 2006 NBA Draft by Memphis, has enjoyed a fine season with the Grizzlies and averaged 20 points this season before being sidelined with a shoulder injury.
Will Thomas, Mount St. Joseph '04, forward: BCL Player of the Year in 2003 and league tournament MVP in leading the Gaels to back-to-back BCL regular-season titles as a junior and senior. Played four seasons at George Mason and played a prominent role in the Patriots' Final 4 appearance in 2006. Currently plays professionally in Belgium.
O. Ray Mullis, Cardinals Gibbons: Instrumental in the founding of the BCL and won 631 games in 31 years of coaching. Guided Gibbons to six BCL Tournament titles before passing away due to pancreatic cancer in 1994. The league's Coach of the Year award is named in his honor.
Jerry Savage, Loyola: Won 607 games in 35 seasons at the helm, leading the Dons to five BCL Tournament titles. Loyola made a league-record 14 tournament championship appearances under Savage. Dedicated member of the Brothers of the Christian Schools for 50 years,
John Plevyak, Mount St. Joseph: Gaels' athletic director from 1960-83 was instrumental in forming the BCL in 1971. Passed away in 2000
Brother D. John Smith, Calvert Hall: Dedicated member of the Brothers of the Christian Schools for 50 years, was athletic director at Calvert Hall who led BCL Executive Committee from 1971 until his death in 1976.
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